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Dominic Sansone


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Dominic is a native of Chicago Illinois and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign and a Master of Fine Arts from the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis. After completing his BFA studies, he spent two years working for an aerospace company producing fabrication and assembly drawings for satellites, military aircraft, and mobile artillery units. He next spent over a decade in the tradeshow industry where he oversaw worldwide exhibition programs for major multinational corporations. Dominic has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions across the United States and he is represented by Baang + Burne in New York City. 



As a former design engineer of the Military Industrial Complex, Sansone brings his unique perspective to the subjects of warfare, violence, media, and culture. His work asks us to examine the imagery we surround ourselves with, from monuments to video games, and how we've inured ourselves to its represented reality.  




2010 M.F.A., Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN

1997 B.F.A., University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 




American Dark Age, 313 Gallery, Jersey City, NJ, IL two person



BANG! Gotcha Joe!, Safety Kleen Gallery One, Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL two person



New Millennium Mall of America, Seminole State College, Sanford, FL solo

#thedronelife, College of Southern Maryland, LaPlata, MD solo



The Gun Show, The Brayer, Ventura, CA solo

American Dream: God, Guns, and Drones, Dittmar Memorial Gallery at Northwestern University Evanston, IL solo



Drone R’Us, with CJ Hungerman, Kishwaukee College, Malta, IL two person

Agents of Desensitization, University of Cincinnati Clermont College, Batavia, OH solo



Recent Works, Spiva Art Gallery at Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, MO solo

It Shoots Further Than We Dream, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL solo



WAR-W|HOR|E|ROR|S, FM*Gallery, Chicago, IL solo

S.O.S., Wug Laku’s Studio and Garage, Indianapolis, IN solo



Hungry Bellows of the Minotaur, one night installation Fulton Market Gallery, Chicago, IL solo

Isolation and Togetherness, The Carnegie Visual Arts Center, Covington, KY solo



Let’s All Drown Ourselves Tonight, Wug Laku’s Studio and Garage, Indianapolis, IN solo




In the Belly of the Beast, Stephen Smith Gallery, Birmingham, AL

International Sculpture Center Digital Chapter Exhibition, Zona Maco, Mexico City, Mexico



International Sculpture Center Digital Chapter Exhibition, Art Miami, Miami, FL

Chornobyl: Artists Respond, Ukrainian Institute of America, New York, NY

Cradle Sac of Life, Harold Washington Public Library, Chicago, IL

Unprecedented: Art in Common Cause, Hubbard Street Lofts, Chicago, IL 



The State of the Union, ShuaSpace Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

True to Form, Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN

Breaking Criminal Traditions, Human Rights Institute Gallery, Kean University, Union, NJ

Blueprints, CIADC, Chicago, IL

Chernobyl: Impact and Beyond, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL

Throes of Progress II, H.F. Johnson Gallery, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI; with Kathy Weaver and Jacqueline Moss



Disruption, The Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ; curated by Tom Moran Chief Curator and Artistic Director

Themes in Contemporary Sculpture, Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Hidden Process, Open Center for the Arts, Chicago, IL

Sculpture Invasion, Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL

Breaking Criminal Traditions, Schoenherr Gallery of North Central College, Naperville, IL

Feria, Minan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA



The Subject is War, Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, OR

Away from this Inverted World, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL

Evanston and Vicinity Biennial, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL; curated by Sergio Gomez and Allison Peters Quinn

Experiences of  War, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY

Invoking the Absence, Elks Memorial, Chicago, IL; curated by Lucas Cowan, International Sculpture Center board member

Wastelands, Gallery 313, Jersey City, NJ



CONTEXT, Miami Art Week, Baang + Burne booth, Miami, FL

Cohesion, Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago, IL

Artists Respond to Genocide, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL

Chicago Sculpture International Exhibition, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL

Clothing Optional, Buckham Gallery, Flint, MI

Faculty Exhibition, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL 



6th to the Third, Lill Street Art Center, Chicago, IL

ArtPrize, DeVos Place Convention Center, Grand Rapids, MI

Next Wave Art Salon, The Haight, Elgin, IL

Collections, FICTILIS, Seattle, WA

Inspired, Warrenville Historical Society, Warrenville, IL

F*ck Em/Forgive Me, Fulton Market Gallery, Chicago, IL



The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Art and Civil Liberties, Fountain Street Church, Grand Rapids, MI

Chain Mail, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

More is More, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY

mailto:, Drift Station Gallery, Lincoln, NE

Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show, SoFA Gallery, Bloomington, IN



Chicago Artist Month, Las Manos Gallery, Chicago, IL

4th Annual Masterpieces, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Digital Clay, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO

Salon des Refuses - Sights Unseen, Americans for the Arts Public Art Preconference, Baltimore, MD

Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show, SoFA Gallery, Bloomington, IN, Juror Lisa Freiman Curator of Contemporary Collections at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

Wee Bitty Things, Space Camp Gallery, Indianapolis, IN



International Sculpture Center

Mana Contemporary

Stevens Point Sculpture Park, Stevens Point, WI

Jonathon Levine

Vitali Klitschko

The Ukrainian Museum, New York, NY

Ukrainian Institute of America, New York, NY

Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, Bloomington, IN

SRAM Corp./World Bicycle Relief, Chicago, IL

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL

Fulton Market Kitchen, Chicago, IL

Private Collections; California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, and North Carolina




International Sculpture Center Artist in Residence, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ

Visiting Artist, Foundry Spring 2017, School of the Art Institute Chicago, IL



Best of Show, Art and Civil Liberties, American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, Grand Rapids, MI

Community Collaboration/Hot Metal Pour Iron Artist, Franconia Sculpture Park, MN



Faculty nominee for 2010 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award



Herron Graduate Art Scholarship and Teaching Assistantship, Indianapolis, IN



Herron Graduate Art Scholarship and Graduate Fellowship, Indianapolis, IN



Outstanding Senior Award, Urbana, IL


Dean’s List, Urbana, IL 1995 - 1997